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east tour. talks with jordan's king focused primarily on the civil war in neighboring syria. >> obama said he was worried syria could become a haven for muslim extremists -- when, not if president assad is ousted. he urged the international community to work together to make sure there is a credible opposition ready to step into the breach. >> the final leg of barack obama's tour of the middle east will be dominated by one issue. with the conflict in syria on going, jordan is worried violence could spill across the border. >> just a few hours earlier, the u.s. president made his final stop in israel. he visited the holocaust memorial. afterwards, he spoke out about -- against antisemitism. >> for us, in our time, this means confronting bigotry and hatred in all of its forms -- racism, especially anti- semitism. none of that has a place in the civilized world. >> it was a sign from obama that america still stands by israel. he also visited the grave of one of the founders of the modern zionist political movement, which was key in the creation of the israeli state. but obama also wanted
, is washington celebrating as to? >> and president obama is warning of an extremist threat in syria and the syrian government could be using chemical weapons against its own people. >> extreme weather bearing down. as a massive and potentially dangerous weather system hits. we'll show you where it is headed. >> terry: first a milestone for the health law. >> remember this, president obama signing the giant piece of legislation into law back in 2010 but any birthday celebrations may be kept low key because the law seems as controversial as ever. now there are new signs that political fight over it could be heating up yet again. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> dueling opinions on the impact of obamacare and whether it's been a boon or a boondoggle for americans and americans businesses. president obama says the law protects americans from insurance company abuses and suggests the law is saving people money. president said in a statement, quote, millions of seniors are saving $600 a year on prescription drugs. millions of young people have been able to stay on famil
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: president obama told jordan's king abdullah he's worried that neighboring syria will become a haven for extremists and vowed to persuade congress to swnf jordan more money to shelter syrian refugees. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, margaret warner is in amman and updates us on the president's middle east trip, capped by a breakthrough between two key u.s. allies. >> woodruff: then, we turn to chicago, where city officials announced plans to close 54 schools, most in overwhelmingly black neighborhoods. >> now we've got to worry about our kids going to another location. worry about what's going to happen to them going to school. >> brown: hari sreenivasan continues our series on broadband technology with a look at a new digital divide over how high-speed access and mobile devices are being used. >> woodruff: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provide
of the u.s. president obama said he believes syria's regime will collapse eventually. >> well i am very concerned about syria becoming an onclave for extremists. president obama also took a trip to bethlehem where the bible says the nativity scene took place. >>> a proposal that takes up to 10% of bank accounts was met with fierce resistance. >>> three way clashes broke out at the offices of the muslim brotherhood. they fought with each other and riot police. the muslim brother brotherhood is trying to monopolize power. thousands of police have gone on strike making things worse. >>> and in paris the bells of noter dam rang out again but only as a test. the bells are made to mark noter dame's anniversary. many parisians had complained the old bells were out of tune. >>> the speed limit at the toll bridge will go from 15 miles per hour to 35. the bridge will switch to all electronic toll taking and cars will no longer have to stop at the toll plaza. >>> an unusual art creation that seems to show furniture being thrown out of furniture may soon be removed. if art on a former hotel on si
if they compromised and worked harder. in jordan, the president and king abdullah discussed syria next door. mr. obama pledge $200 million in u.s. aid for syrian refugees. but the president sounded gloomy about the israeli/palestinian conflict west of jordan. >> we're just going to keep on plugging away. the window of opportunity still exists, but it's getting more and more difficult. >> reporter: earlier mr. obama met palestinian leader abbas in bethlehem at the church of the nativity. and in jerusalem, a visit to the holocaust memorial gave mr. obama a chance to correct what he had implied in 2009, upsetting many jews, that the holocaust alone justified the establishment of israel. >> but with the survival of a strong jewish state of israel, such a holocaust will never happen again. >> reporter: he visited the grave of theodore hertzel, father of zionism, and the president placed a stone from the martin luther king memorial on the grave of israeli prime minister rabin, who was assassinated for trying to make peace with palestinians. local media reports many israelis are moved by the visit. mr. obama
tonight, margaret warner reports. >> warner: this last working day of president obama's middle east trip saw an unexpected breakthrough on an issue that has hobbled u.s. efforts toñr contain the conflict in syria-- a long-simmering dispute between israel and turkey. on the ben gurion airport tarmac before leaving israel, the president facilitated an ice- breaking phonecall between israeli prime minister netanyahu and turkey's premier erdogan. despite shared concerns about the syrian conflict and other eruptions in the region, they haven't been speaking for nearly three years. mr. netanyahu apologized for the death of nine turkish activists during a 2010 israeli commando raid on an aid ship bound for blockaded gaza. it brought a sudden halt to what had been security cooperation between the two countries. today erdogan and netanyahu agreed to normalize relations again. the president spoke of the call and that relationship's importance this evening in amman jordan >> fortunately, they were able to begin the process of rebuilding normal relations between two very important countries in the
at syria, and we see iraq, and we see, look, if president obama looks at thates and he says i can destroy that government, and then what do irn do? is it iraq all w over again? then i have to build a state. then i'm stuck there for 10 years. then i spend $1 trillion. then i have to put people on the ground. >> rose: and americaop is not without issues that it needs to address as well. >> yes, absolutely.el but i think the shadow of iraq is very much with us. s >> i think the pendulum swung from one extreme to another. president bush had two wars-- not one war, two wars simultaneously, iraq and afghanistan, each one extraordinarily ambitious in its own right. that could be described as ath strategic over-reach. now we have a policy that relieses heavily on armed drones, which can cerinly kll this or that person in yemen opener some other part of the middle east, but it can't do anything to bring order to these societies. we could pick off our enemies here and there. so we've gone from being overextended to being on, i think, raising the question whether we're uninvolved as dexter said. the
, the syria situation. this is what actually the obama administration is evolving nowe towards a policy they call arming from behind, where they're acquiescing in the arming effort of the saudis and kataris, and soon you'll see the british and friend p french but not doing it ourselves.h we have gone from being heavily engaged to being disengaged. and i think the pendulum has to swing back more towards the center given all the challenges in world today.al >> you can over-learn theou lessons of history. we have over-learned iraq. i mean we really have over-learned iraq. we go back oorm, it was said a while ago that the vietnam syndrome, the vietnam conflict, the vietnam syndrome was buriedi in gulf war one. now we have to bury the iraq syndrome, i think, both my colleagues are on the mark one this, we can't always think that iraq is waiting for usk everywhere, and i think the lesson now in syria is to find a-- our moral and strategic abdication in syria is completely unacceptable. >> rose: i end this conversation with this question-- what should we do in syria? one by one. >> look, we're
mean? psychology plays a big role in this. >> the question is, is obama going to be persuaded to go into syria, and can netanyahu convince him to move militarily against iran. that's the big stuff. the bon ame -- >> if they get the wrong drift in the level. >> the bon ame is to get to the big stuff. >> i think that pat is exactly right, how far obama is willing to go to put his money where his mouth is on helping israel. at this point that all looked well and good but i don't see him going far enough. >> eleanor, quickly. >> this is a gap between them on syria. i think netanyahu is just as wary of entering syria, but it did not prevent the president from going over netanyahu's head and talking to the israeli public, and there is a gap between what the people want and what the leaders want. >> here's what i want to know about syria, is do they have chemical weapons. >> they've got 'em. >> did you see that intriguing report, for a reporter who has been over there for years, reported on this for the independent, which i believe is an english newspaper, now available on your computer, w
on issues like syria, like the israeli/palestinian peace agreement as well. mr. obama's first journey to israel as president, first foreign trip in his second term started with a warm greeting wednesday. meanwhile, in ramallah thursday, the president criticized israeli settlement activity on the west bank and then a news conference with palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, president obama urged the palestinians to renew the peace talks n a televised address the president did his best to appeal to youngsomes to change the ways of the past and work toward creating an independent and viable palestine. i want to bring in nbc's martin fletcher in tel aviv from ramallah on the west bank. diane know bhutto, negotiator for the palestinian lib rainian organization. mark reg give, chief spokesman for prime minister benjamin netanyahu and in washington, ambassador dennis ross, former middle east envoy for president obama. good to see all of you. thanks so much for being here with us. mark, i want to start with us, israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, apologized to turkey friday for that
. president obama stopped in jordan today where he met with king abdullah. they held a joint news conference today. and syria was the main topic. syria's civil war has pushed about 460-thousand refugees across jordan's borders. the king says that number will probably double by the end of the year. president obama says he will try to get an additional 200-million dollars in aid to help jordan. the justice department will offer states more than $20- million-dollars -- aimed at strengthening the background checks when people buy guns. the money will help state officials to share more information.among other things. congress is debating whether to expand the background check system.which applies only to sales by federally licensed gun dealers. it does not apply to private transactions at gun shows or online purchases. >> and it was a fantastic friday today. temperatures in the lower 70's in napa. 60s and oakland. san jose, 67 degrees. concord also to the lower 70's. temperatures right now are cooling down quite a bit and fairly comfortable. mountain view, 57 degrees. napa cooling down to 55 degr
.com/interview. >>> president obama is wrapping up his last day in jordan tonight. the king expressed concerns about the civil war in syria. he says the small country is taking in 7,000 refugees every day. 460,000 in the past two years. president obama has pledged millions of dollars in aid. mr. obama answered a question from the audience about why the u.s. hasn't used force against the regime. >> the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in military then it is criticized and if it doesn't then people say why aren't you. >> earlier in the the day the president visited the church of the nativity with palestinian leader. the holocaust memorial with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before president obama left israel diplomatic kudos to him. he was able to persuade netanyahu to apologize. the two allies have had an icy relationship. >>> small airports are being forced to close the air traffic control as the latest fallout in the sequester cuts. the faa has ordered 149 control towers to shut down beginning in just the next couple of weeks. most of our local airports were spare td. sacr
, the refugee crisis, and president obama got quite pointed when he talked about the risk inside syria of muslims extremists taking over and possibly getting their hands on the syrian army's vast arsenal of weapons. >> i am very concerned about syria becoming an enclave for extremists because extremists thrive in chaos. they thrive in failed states. they thrive in power vacuums. >> it's going to take longer to figure out what happened in the fallout of his visit to israel. one very positive thing that the israelis are thanking the president for is helping renew the friendship with turkey, which had been on ice for a couple of years. evidently president obama in the last minutes of his visit was able to organize a call to the israeli prime minister and the leader of turkey in which the israelis apologized for the deaths of turkish in the flotilla incident. on the ground right now, secretary of state john kerry has stayed behind to see if he can turn good words into good deeds between the israelis and palestinians. he's here trying to get the israelis and palestinians to agree on terms t
. >>> president barack obama flew to jordan today. he and kim abdullah made an appearance. they said the confident that the leader would collapse. and that syria could be an onkhraeuf for extremism. after that the president's middle east tour is set to wrap up tomorrow after a viceit to the city of petra. now trending, two georgia teenagers are under arrest in a shocking crime that is drawing national headlines tonight. sherry west says she was approached by the teens yesterday asking for money. she said she did not have any. then she says one of the teens shot her in the leg and then shot and killed her 13-month- old son in a stroller. today, the police announced the rest of a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old in this crime. you can find the unedited police news conference on the ktvu web site under the world news tab. >> north dakota lawmakers passed a bill that would end abortions in that state. the measure defies human life, -- defines human life at starting at conception. abortion right advocates say it would violate the roe vs wade ruling. ark pworgz is legal until a fet us and viable, thoug
in additional aid, and mr. obama also pushed back at some criticisms of why the u.s. has not intervened militarily in syria. take a listen. >> you know, i think it's fair to say that the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily it's criticized, and if it doesn't go in militarily, then people say why aren't you doing something militarily? and, you know, my response at this stage is to make sure that what we do contributes to bringing an end to the bloodshed as quickly as possible. >> reporter: the president should be back in the u.s. just shy of midnight tonight, but while mr. obama heads home, secretary of state john kerry is remaining in the region. he has a pair of meetings today, one of them with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. that's taking place in jordan. another one that will take place over dinner with the prime minister, benjamin netanyahu of israel. just another signal of just how important this issue is to the administration as they're showing once again their commitment to try to revive these peace talks. alex? >> all right, pet
alliance with egypt. obama does not have the ability. >> sean: jordan may not be far behind and syria is going the muslim brotherhood. >> he was most tossed out president in american-israel relations and before the election and same is true today. he didn't set the reset button on this trip. it was embarrassing and refused to go to the parliament to address the officials. it's self-styled and hand picked group of students and young people and he told them to ignore their elected representatives that somehow risk a verse and their parents who have some sort to overcome the legacy of mistrust. to tell holocaust descendants there is no healthy reason for skepticism is embarrassing and wrong. >> sean: ryan. >> let me give you an idea how little the current administration knows about the muslim brotherhood. they are celebrating the fact that the syrian rebels chose as the interim prime minister as an american, but this guy is tied to the u.s. muslim brotherhood. and u.s. ambassador for syria and the syrian brotherhood backed this individual and they said i don't know what his political aff
but wants to attack iran and syria so if they attack us hear we don't have the right to bear arms under the obama administration. >> we need more robust form policy we need assault weapons. >> you don't think so? okay. all right. >> i agree with angela. >> thank you, james. lou: i agree with both of you. i don't see how you reconcile that. if you for your terrorism we're told by homeland security that there are already agents of al qaeda working. why would you not want to make certain all citizens were armed and prepared? that would be the same rights of israelis citizens. >> quite a number of terrorist attacks in israel. lou: i do suggesting we should have lesser rights? >> we are both stable democracie. lou: net was not the question. should we have to commend the question was the same. >> budget israelis have uzi. >> bet stricter than chicago. >> boom. lou: you are taking up my puppy time. up next a couple of very cute friends join us to celebrate national puppy day. i love those puppies. next. >> tomorrow is national puppy-- a week that we would get an advanced start if my dogs at ho
? >> well, that's right. but think about what obama's the attitude has been towards the middle east in the first term of the presidency. the libyan intervention, he brought up the rear after the europeans went in first. we have syria now completely blowing apart and the president has kept the syrian rebels at arm's length for nearly two years and he shows up and tells the israelis that they should take a risk for peace in the middle east when he's been-- the president holding the region at arm's length. >> paul: you're saying a credibility problem he's going to have with the israelis. >> absolutely. >> paul: they've seen four years and not going to buy it. on the other hand, he tried to appeal, bret, to the israelis self-interest, with the demographic, you have to come to an agreement if you want to survive in the region. >> that's right, in theory, that's right. in 20, 25 years israel will face a demographic problem. in the here and now egypt is under the control of the muslim brotherhood. you don't know what's going to happen in syria or in lebanon. the future of jordan where the
ancient city of petra. mr. obama said he is concerned about extremists filling the void in neighboring syria if president assad is overthrown. he also said he will, quote, keep plugging away, unquote, in hopes of restarting peace talks between israel and the palestinians. >>> and lawmakers in north dakota have passed what could lead to the most restricted abortion law in the nation. they passed a resolution that says life begins at conception essentially banning all abortions. voters will next decide next year if they want to add that to the state constitution. if it were to pass, that law would almost certainly trigger a lengthy legal battle. >>> and a frightening scene in a restaurant in philadelphia, pennsylvania. police are asking for help trying to find this gunman firing into a chinese restaurant earlier this week. the workers inside managed to fight back keeping the man from entering the store while dodging imagine this bullets. three wounded. none of the injuries is considered life-threatening. >>> and now to that storm that ginger was telling us about that wreaked havoc at a s
." the republican-controlled house passed the budget this week that repeals and defunds obama care, but in the senate, a measure to repeal obama care was voted down. yuma? >> molly, thank you very much. >>> overseas now, and growing concerns in syria after rulers this week of a possible chemical weapons attack in that country. this video was released by syrian government which claims it shows victims of a rebel chemical weapons attack that claim has not been independently verified at this time. but president obama has said that the use of chemical weapons would be "a game changer." so is it time for the u.s. to step in and use military force? joining us now for a fair and balanced debate, democratic congressman adam schiff and republican congressman peter king. gentlemen, welcome. great to see you both today. >> good to see both of you. >> congressman king, let me begin with you. the president calls this a game changers, if confirmed that sir gentleman using chemical weapons right now. what does that specifically mean to you? >> well, first of all if they are using them, and it's b
of that conflict, that civil war in syria. king abdullah of jordan yesterday saying the number of refugees now approaches 500,000. about 460,000. he said that's 10% of the population here. mr. obama pledging $200 million in additional aid. and also defending the fact that the americans have not, at least so far, militaryly intervened in syria. take a listen. >> you know, i think it's fair to say that the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily then it's criticized for going in militarily. and if it doesn't go in militarily then people say, why aren't you doing something militarily? and, you know, my response at this stage is to make sure that what we do contributes to bringing an end to the bloodshed as quickly as possible. >> this really was an effort to try to bring the international community together here, here in the middle east. the last several days, only about 50 hours of them, and israel, the last 24 or so hours here in jordan. and while the president leaves secretary of state john kerry, alex, it's worth noting is going to stay behind, he has me
that have come from syria here into jordan and it's straining the economy here. president obama under pressure back home to maybe intervene militarily. he pushe yesterday at a news conference and pointed out that the u.s. is the leading donor of aid to this situation and pledged 200 million dollars more, take a listen. >> since the start of the situation in syria, we have stepped up as not just a super power, as you phrased it, but also because of basic humanity, to say that assad needed to go. we haven't just led with words, but we've also head with deeds. >> reporter: assad must go he said. but what's going to happen in a post assad syria, there's a lot of fear, whether al-qaeda, other terrorists, extremists and move the chemical weapons and spread them to jordan or other countries and here in the middle east, you have the issue whether or not an islamist government would come in post assad. a lot of big issues and one reason the president is headed back to washington and leaving his secretary of state john kerry behind to work on what is a massive global issue. >> alisyn: ed henry
strategic benefits not just in this region but also for the u.s. >> mr. obama also promising $200 million in additional aid to jordan to cope with the influx of syrian refugees. is this a sign of him taking a harder line against syria here? >> you know, when he was really given an opening to take a harder line on syria in a press conference and asked pointblank will you take military action really, he wouldn't go there. the aid is it essentially shore up an important u.s. ally that is straining under the burden of sharing a border with syria because the world isn't doing something to take a harder line. jordan is taking in up to 7,000 syrian refugees a day. more than 400,000 have fled here since the violence began. it's taking a huge economic toll on this country frankly already struggling after the arab spring because since then arab states have stopped giving this country the money, the same amount of money they used to receive and keep in mind that jordan is a country without oil. they are really struggling and this is the u.s. stepping up in support. >> jessica yellin, thank you so mu
. there was a head-on collision that driver is still being searched. syria was the big topic today. there is civil war has generated thousands of refugees. the president wants to get $200 million in u.s. aid to help jordan deal with those refugees. president obama and jordan's king held a joint news cothe king called the president an old friend and welcomed him and the usthe two world leaders held private talks with each other before taking questions from the media. syria was their main topic. right now, that country's civil war has pushed about 460-thousand refugees across jordan's borders. abdullah says that number will probably double by the end of the year. the president says he will 200-million dollars in aid to help jordan deal with israeli prime minister apologized to turkey for a deadly raid on a flotilla, three years ago. that raid is seen in this video released at the time forces. eight turkish activists were killed when commandoes stormed the ship-- which was attempting to carry aid to gaza. turkey's prime minister has accepted the apology. this marine that worked at this candid it scho
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